The Greenhouse centre provides free health care services and housing and welfare advice for homeless people in Hackney.
The service is for men and women who are sleeping rough, have a drug or alcohol problem, poor mental health, or who are simply struggling to keep a roof over their head. The welcoming centre provides a way to engage with these socially-excluded individuals, who can drop in informally.
The Greenhouse is staffed by advice workers from Thames Reach and medical staff from NHS East London and the City, including a dedicated nurse-practitioner.
The services provided at the Greenhouse include:
- full health assessments
- GP registration
- TB screening
- a needle collection service
- housing advice
- welfare and benefits support
specific advice for EU nationals, including translation services
- specialist debt advice
- legal advice
- links to other support services
access housing and welfare advice from the Greenhouse people must attend Hackney
Service Centre to be seen by a Greenhouse advice worker. Greenhouse advice
workers are based at Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, London E8
1DY from Monday to Friday. Advice sessions are booked on a first come first
served basis so it is advisable to arrive early.
The Greenhouse is located at:
19 Tudor Road
Phone: 020 8510 4490.
The project is named after a former use of the site, and also represents new beginnings.
The building also previously housed a St Mungo's hostel, and has now been extensively refurbished to fit its new purpose under the department of Communities and Local Government’s Hostels Capital Improvement Programme.